Movie Reviews: What Movies to See Over the Christmas Holiday

Poptional Reading’s annual review of the newest 13 movies in theaters at Christmas (and who to watch them with)



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the sitter movie

The Sitter photograph by Jessica Miglio TM © 2011 and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved

Your Kids Just Home from College: The Sitter
R-Rated comedies like Bridesmaids or The Hangover Part II were a big trend in the summer, having been released practically on top of each other. So it was smart for The Sitter to wait it out until the end of the year, where there are so many “worthy” flicks coming out that fans of cursing, casual drug use, and all-around mayhem are dying for a movie of their own. But while The Sitterdescribed by the L Magazine as Adventures in Babysitting meets After Hours — is certainly filthy, it also comes from arthouse director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Snow Angels), so there is surprisingly good filmmaking behind all the f-bombs.

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